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Christmas Around the House

 

Capturing Christmas around the house was so much fun this year; here are a few more images I can't resist sharing.

 

Mannequin-at-christmas

Since I have no place to put her, this gal is part of the family.

 

Bird-on-sari

An Indian sari gift from my husband.

 

Christmas-cypress

Lemon cypress, a favorite Christmas treat. More on this later.

 

Amarylis

The thrill of an amaryllis opening a little more each day.

 

Judy's-cookies

My sister's lovely cookie gifts all the way from Oregon.

 

Oneita's-doll

Fairy doll, knitted by Pauli, for daughter Oneita.

 

Ornament-gift-wra[

Favorite gift wrap- more on this later too.

 

Plum

This exquistie plum is actually a Christmas cracker! No I don't care what's inside, I won't open it. This handmade beauty comes from Tail of the Yak in Berkeley. 

 

Once I knew only darkness and stillness . . . my life without past or future . . . but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

~ Helen Keller

 

 


Our Other Christmas Tree

 

On FB they asked for more Christmas images, so here's our other Christmas tree.

 

Close-up

This metal tree was a Smith and Hawken sale item when they went out of business a couple of years ago.

 

Crystal-daggar

Just right for all my jewels,

 

Pig

and even little green pigs.

 

Tree-and-table

 

Bird

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

~ William Morris 

 



Christmas Tree 2012

 

I always have so many plans of what and how I'm going to post here. If you only knew how many images and stories are in the queue. Well I decided to scrap it all, for the moment, and show you my Chirstmas tree.

On December 2, when I saw that beautiful 5-ft trees were going for $39, I had to have one. Never have we had a tree so early.   

 

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I love collecting ornaments- having lots gives me an opportunity to try something new each year. Color blocking seemed to be the way to go this year.

 

 

Detail

 

 

Full-tree

 

 

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

~ Georgia O'Keefe